HB 706

  • Kentucky House Bill
  • 2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 01, 2022
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

AN ACT relating to public employee trainings and declaring an emergency.


Create a new section of KRS Chapter 18A to prohibit trainings that promote bigotry, critical social justice, or revisionist history; provide that a public employer shall not discipline a public employee for refusing to participate in a training that violates the prohibition; require public employers to review trainings to ensure compliance; provide that willful or repeated violations shall be considered a violation of the employee code of conduct that justifies disciplinary sanction, create a cause of action for a violations; require a qualified plaintiff to exhaust the administrative remedies set forth in KRS Chapter 344 prior to bringing the action; provide that nothing in the section shall be interpreted to limit academic freedom of postsecondary faculty members or restrict the conduct or speech of students; amend KRS 344.010 to include public employee training that violates these provisions under the definition of " discrimination"; amend KRS 344.040 to provide that a pubic employer's actions to promote bigotry, critical social justice, or revisionist history shall create a presumption that the employer has knowingly created or contributed to a hostile work or learning environment; provide that the Act shall be severable; EMERGENCY.

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Mar 01, 2022


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